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November 2018

CANCELLED. Nonprofit Financials: Understanding Reality and Predicting the Future

November 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Let's face it, financial statements can be intimidating! So let's take a step back to the basics. If you are responsible for managing or reviewing any part of an organization’s financial performance, such as serving on the finance committee, bookkeeping, overseeing the audit, or budgeting, it is important you understand how to read and work with nonprofit financial statements and footnotes. In this session, we will study each component of the financial statements and discuss how to use and analyze…

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Nonprofit Marketing Certificate – FW

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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The Marketing Certificate program gives participants the opportunity to develop a new or improved integrated brand strategy, marketing and/or public relations plan for their organization.

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Communication Skills: The Art of Active Listening

November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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In a nonprofit organization, clients, donors, volunteers and staff all have a desire to be heard and understood.  We often focus on our ability to speak well, but sometimes forget that listening is a powerful tool and skill that must be developed and honed over time. Active listening allows you to leverage what you hear to build rapport, create connections and deepen respect.  Are you asking the right questions to get your prospective donor or volunteer to talk about why…

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December 2018

Building and Growing a Volunteer Program

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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Do you have a volunteer program in place? How do you move your program to the next level? Do you use it as your road map for effectively guiding your work to increase outcomes, leverage volunteer support, and deepen their commitment? Do you have a methodology in place to calculate your volunteer program ROI? This interactive training session will provide tools, templates, ideas and structure for growing your volunteer program. Suitable for those new to volunteer management and those with…

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Nonprofit Board Development Essentials

December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204
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This seminar will provide fundamental principles and best practices for nonprofit board service. Vital topics covered include: * Board roles and responsibilities; legal obligations of the board * Best practice board building strategies, including recruitment and orientation * Use of committees and committee charters *Strategies for effective meetings *The board’s role in fundraising Who should attend? *Nonprofit staff members who want a deeper understanding of the board’s role * New nonprofit board members * Existing nonprofit board members seeking a…

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Funders’ Forum

December 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
2801 Swiss Ave, 2801 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Join us for a morning with some of the Metroplex's top funders to hear from them directly on their funding priorities, decision-making process and other useful insights. The funders will make a brief presentation about their organization followed by a moderated Q&A and an open Q&A for attendees to ask the funders questions. Panelists: Communities Foundation of Texas has made more than $1.7 billion in grants since 1953 to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals and the arts. The…

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Nonprofit Marketing Certificate – FW

December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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The Marketing Certificate program gives participants the opportunity to develop a new or improved integrated brand strategy, marketing and/or public relations plan for their organization.

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Making the Ask: Major Gift Discovery, Cultivation and Solicitation

December 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Asking for the gift can be intimidating to development professionals, much less executive staff and board members. Yet the process of cultivating and ultimately asking for a major gift cannot be a one-person show, particularly for nonprofits seeking to grow their fundraising revenue. This session offers practical advice to help close major gifts and can be used as a teaching tool to engage organizational leadership. Learning objectives: Asking for major gifts Training volunteers and executive staff to ask Recognizing other…

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Public Speaking with Clarity and Confidence

December 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas, 2902 Floyd St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Many roles in the nonprofit sector require an individual to give a presentation on a regular basis. Often, the ability to receive support and funding for your organization depends on how well you present the impact of the organization and articulate the need. Overcome your fear of public speaking or improve your ability to speak with confidence by equipping yourself with the tools necessary to excel and reduce uneasiness while presenting a speech. This session will help you to clarify…

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Survey Says: Master the Art of Effective Survey Design

December 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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A well-designed survey can serve as a powerful tool to capture client feedback and measure program outcomes. Although some aspects of survey design may seem like common sense, there are research-based practices that are effective in addressing issues related to low response rates, bias, survey fatigue and data quality. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you learn how to effectively plan and administer surveys, learn how to apply research-based best practices to design effective surveys and…

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